Following the successful launch of the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) aboard the Suomi National Polar-orbiting
Partnership (NPP) spacecraft, the NASA OMPS Limb team began an evaluation of sensor and data product
performance in relation to the original goals for this instrument. Does the sensor design work as well as expected, and
can limb scatter measurements by NPP OMPS and successor instruments form the basis for accurate long-term
monitoring of ozone vertical profiles? While this paper does not address the latter question, the answer to the former is a
qualified Yes given this early stage of the mission.
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Glen Jaross ; Grace Chen ; Mark Kowitt ; Jeremy Warner ; Philippe Xu, et al.
Suomi NPP OMPS limb profiler initial sensor performance assessment
", Proc. SPIE 8528, Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization II, 852805 (November 28, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.979627; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.979627